[ik-ter-ik or ik-ter-i-kuh l]
- pertaining to or affected with icterus; jaundiced.
Origin of icteric
1590–1600; < Latin ictericus < Greek ikterikós, equivalent to íkter(os) jaundice + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for icteric
The Looseness continued till the 15th, when most of the icteric Symptoms were gone, and by the 30th they entirely disappeared.
Icteric synocha occurred also oftener, although far from frequently.
Stranguaries were likewise pretty frequent, and icteric complaints, or the jaundice.
The icteric hue is seldom intense, indeed very infrequently equalling the orange-yellow of jaundice resulting from obstruction.
Word Origin and History for icteric
c.1600, from Latin ictericus, from Greek ikterikos "jaundiced," from ikteros (see icterus). Related: Icterical.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or affected with jaundice.
- Used to treat jaundice.
- A remedy for jaundice.
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